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October 06, 2010

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Ben T-S

With all the discussion of non-profit malfeasance, this news item almost arrived on cue ...

isaac

I will bet all the money in my pockets against all the money in your pockets that enhancement is behind this decision.

adam807

Oh come on, this could be BRILLIANT. I heard the reading a few months ago was really great.

It's definitely enhanced (I'm pretty sure I actually read that somewhere) but this is a show that belongs off-Broadway and culty, and given that commercial off-Broadway is mostly dead, I say more power to 'em. I can't wait to see it.

RLewis

Are you trying to re-imagine that Starlight Express was a flop??? Not bloody likely.

SashaNaomi

It doesn't look like it's going to be a serious commentary on bullying. It looks campy.
I am all for a Starlight Express revival! YOU should do it and impose some massive social commentary upon in. Like, it's a young boy dreaming about capitalism, but oh no the capitalism gets out of control--it's on skates, it can't stop!
Press Release:
Given the current economic conditions, we felt that the message of Starlight Express would be particularly resonant with today's unemployed audiences. (Tickets start at $95.)

secret agent girl

I'm sorry, Arima is trying to connect this to the very serious, very real bullying epidemic?

Barf.

I mean, "barf" to the whole thing. But really, that is vile.

I wonder if MCC's finally rewritten their mission, where it has that part about new plays and stuff.

Josh

OMG I can't wait! Have you seen any numbers from the original? It's set in the late 80's on an all white, minimalist, plastic set. Because, why not? Here's the opening number, with a sassy black gym teacher singing "In." Supporting her is a chorus of girls in shiny 80's aerobics wear. Prepare to be dazzled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXlswDWZTq4

Timothy Childs

Re-working/mounting CARRIE is a fantastic idea. Maybe MCC isn't the best venue for it (considering its mission), but the original production was notorious (and amazingly campy - thanks for link, Josh) and many theatre folks actually brag about having seen one of its few performances before it closed.

This could be a huge, huge hit if done right. And it could actually be quite good.

- Timothy Childs
http://iblogbroadway.com/

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